Join Jon in supporting the Parker Family Health Center by purchasing a ticket to watch the live stream of Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia performing at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey on July 30th!
During this once-in-a-lifetime event, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, a support band consisting of some of the most talented musicians in New Jersey, will perform an exciting collection of your favorite Bon Jovi hits mixed with classic rock & roll songs.
ALL PROCEEDS from the live stream ticket sales will benefit Red Bank’s Parker Family Health Center, a volunteer-based facility that provides free primary health care services to low-income and uninsured Monmouth County residents. The clinic logged 11,888 patient visits in 2013, with over 100,000 cumulative visits since the founding. Health care is provided by a network of 250 volunteers who donate 10,000 hours of service annually.
Help make a difference by supporting those in need and watch Jon perform live at this intimate venue, via your computer or mobile device, by purchasing your tickets for the live stream today! #PowerOfWE
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting two special screenings of the rare Bon Jovi documentary Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey on BonJovi.com on Wednesday, July 9th!
The film follows the band during the NEW JERSEY Tour, from 1988 to 1990, and includes exclusive live, backstage, and candid behind-the-scenes footage.
Previously only available in the US on VHS tape, this documentary was just re-released on DVD as part of the NEW JERSEY Super Deluxe Edition album, available now through Amazon.
TIME ZONE: FIRST AIRING, SECOND AIRING Los Angeles: July 9 at 11:00 AM PDT, July 9 at 6:00 PM PDT New York: July 9 at 2:00 PM EDT, July 9 at 9:00 PM EDT Sao Paulo: July 9 at 3:00 PM BRT, July 9 at 10:00 PM BRT London: July 9 at 7:00 PM BST, July 10 at 2:00 AM BST Tokyo: July 10 at 3:00 AM JST, July 10 at 10:00 AM JST Sydney: July 10 at 4:00 AM AEST, July 10 at 11:00 AM AEST
Special anniversary editions of the original NEW JERSEY album will be released on July 1, 2014. Both Deluxe and Super Editions will include the complete remastered original album, plus three bonus tracks, and 13 mega rare Sons Of Beaches demos: more than one hour of previously unreleased demos from the New Jersey recording sessions, released exclusively for this project! Super Deluxe Edition will also include an additional DVD, ‘Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey’, of exclusive video footage from the NEW JERSEY era.
To kick off our 30th Anniversary, we’re asking you to help us make a lyric video for the hit song Bad Medicine using your photos and videos! We’ll string selected submissions together and launch our first video in July!
*You’ll need a public Instagram account. Download it for free for your iOS or Droid device. *Recreate the lyrics to Bad Medicine in your own creative way — Lip-synch it, draw it, write it, paint it, hold up a sign. Use your imagination and have fun. *Post your final photos and videos on Instagram using #BadMedicine.
Check out the video below to see what made NEW JERSEY so iconic and for a sneak preview of the Super Deluxe Edition album, including 2 full length CDs (with over an hour of previously unreleased demos) and a DVD of exclusive video footage from the NEW JERSEY era.
Special anniversary editions of the NEW JERSEY album are releasing on July 1st, pre-order your copy today!
It may be hard to believe, but lauded rockers Bon Jovi are celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band this year, marking the occasion with the re-release of 1988’s New Jersey in remastered and expanded deluxe 2CD and super deluxe 2CD/DVD editions.
The package, of course, includes some amazing archival material that is sure to delight fans, including a disc featuring the 13 Sons Of Beaches demos, which comprise more than an hour of previously unreleased demos from the New Jersey recording sessions.
All of this will officially be out on July 1, but for those who can’t wait, Yahoo Music is thrilled to premiere one of these rare tracks, “Now And Forever.” Enjoy!
Bon Jovi’s New Jersey spent four straight weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. and spawned five Top 10 singles (“Bad Medicine;” “Born To Be My Baby;” “I’ll Be There For You;” “Living In Sin;” and “Lay Your Hands On Me”).
On May 13th, 1989, Bon Jovi went to number one on the U.S. singles chart with “I’ll Be There For You.” The power ballad comes off the multi-platinum selling album New Jersey, and was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.
New Jersey debuted at #8 on Billboard 200, the following week reached #1 and spent four weeks at #1. It eventually sold 7 million copies in the United States. The album also debuted at #1 in Canada, the UK, Switzerland,Sweden, New Zealand and Australia. New Jersey also holds the record for the heavy metal album to spawn the most Top 10 singles, with five singles charting on the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in United States. No other heavy metal album has ever equaled or broken this feat.
“I’ll Be There For You” became the band’s third single from the album when it was released as a single in 1989. As the band was at its peak popularity at this time, the song quickly climbed to the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their fourth and final number one single. The song has remained as one of Bon Jovi’s signature songs and a classic in the power ballad genre. The song was also a peek into a more mature sound heard on their following albums Keep the Faith and These Days.
We are excited to unveil the updated BonJovi.com site, celebrating thirty years of music.
Through the years our fans have been the constant motivation and inspiration to continue to make music and perform across the world. We’ve released 12 studio albums and many other special releases (Crossroads, 100 Million Fans Can’t Be Wrong, This Left Feels Right), and embarked on just as many world tours. Across 52 countries, we’ve played over 2,900 concerts, and were honored to have 3 consecutive #1 worldwide tours (Lost Highway World Tour, The Circle Tour, and Because We Can - The Tour).
We invite you to share your #BonJoviMemories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram@bonjovi and check back on BonJovi.com for updates as we celebrate this milestone throughout the year.
Thank you again for all of your support, we couldn’t do it without you!
One of the many joys I have in life is taking my son to school. It is a nice half hour of bonding time where we talk and listen to music.
We mostly listen to music. I have a Sirius satellite radio in my car, so we are able to listen to a variety of music. He truly likes all kinds of music, but mainly pop. In fact, I do not really know a song he does not like. I know is favorite at the moment is "Counting Stars" by One Republic. He also likes "Animals". He thinks crocodiles sing the song.
He also remembers every song he has heard and can tell me the name and artist. It is pretty amazing for a 4-year-old, actually. I can barely remember to pack his lunch, yet he knows that Paramore sings “Ain’t It Fun.”
The other day, we were listening to a station called “The Blend” and one of my favorite songs came on.
"Livin’ On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi started up. I started to hear the "Mmmmmmm… wooowooow!" at the beginning.
I got excited and told my song he is going to love this because it is the best song ever!
My son got mad and said that was not the best song ever. He said that One Direction sang “Best Song Ever”.
I guess if my son wanted to take me to court on that subject, he would win. Technically, One Direction does sing the “Best Song Ever.”
That bothered me for the moment. Because I wanted my son to appreciate “Livin’ On A Prayer.”
So, I started to tell my son the love story of Tommy and Gina.
Livin’ On A Prayer is a story like no other. It starts out with Tommy, who used to work on the docks. The union has been on strike, so he has been down on is luck. Many would say it is tough for him. So tough.
Gina, who loves Tommy, works in a diner all day. She works for her father and she brings home her money. Do you know why she brings it home? For love. FOR LOVE!
Gina tells Tommy that they have to hold on to what they have got. If you look at it from their perspective, it does not make a difference if they make it or not. See, Gina and Tommy have each other and that is a lot. For love, they are going to give it a shot…
My son told me he wanted to listen to the radio and not listen to my story. I told him I could not stop the story. I was halfway there.
"Halfway to school?" my son asked.
"No son. I am talking about Gina and Tommy living on a prayer. They took each other’s hands. They will make it I swear!" I said.
"You should not swear!" my son added.
"Okay, let me finish the story, please." I said.
"No! I want to hear the song. I like it." My son said.
I did not go on with the story of Tommy and Gina. Instead, I told my son that One Direction does not sing the best song ever. Bon Jovi does. And anything else is untrue.
My son is 4 and honestly, that is a cool age for a dad. He thinks I am smart and funny. He things I am an amazing athlete because I can throw the ball in the air. He wants to do things like me and we like the same music.
I know that will change soon. I will not be the cool dad. My son will want me to drop him off far away from his friends. He will not want to spend time with me. A lot of kids are like that and I am prepared for it. Which is why I enjoy the time with him now.
I love that we can bond about music now. He will not like the same music as I do in a few years. He will listen to some music that I think it noise and he will tell me that the music I like is not cool. It happens to every generation.
But yesterday, when my son and I were at the store I looked at him and asked him a simple question…
"Who sings the best song ever?"
He told me Bon Jovi.
And for a brief moment, I felt like I taught him a great music lesson.
We are releasing an incredible Bon Jovi photo book titled WORK. The oversized, hardcover art book - weighing nearly five pounds - contains 208 pages of images by BON JOVI’S OFFICIAL tour photographer David Bergman and shows Jon, Richie, David, and Tico on stage, backstage, and inside their own homes. A special section features never-before-seen private photos taken by Jon Bon Jovi himself.
Pre-order and reserve your copy today!Bon Jovi WORK is being printed in EXTREMELY limited quantities. A very small number of signed books are available, and if you missed out on getting the 2013 VIP photo book last fall, this is your last chance as it will not be reprinted.
Bon Jovi WORK is expected to start shipping in June 2014.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WORK, BON JOVI: BECAUSE WE CAN 2013, AND INSIDE OUT ——-
"WORK” is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Bon Jovi, the top touring rock band in the world. This oversized, hardcover art book — weighing nearly five pounds — is a collection of color and black and white photographs taken by the band’s official tour photographer David Bergman during two record-breaking world tours from 2010-2013. Exclusive, intimate, and powerful images show the band members on stage, backstage, and inside their own homes. Never before seen photos take you inside the operating room as Jon Bon Jovi deals with the pain and successful surgery on his knee in 2011. Another section of the book features private photographs personally taken by Jon, giving fans a unique look — for the first time ever — at the rock icon’s life through his own eyes.
Hardcover. 208 pages. 10.8 x 14.4 inches.
“Bon Jovi: Because We Can 2013” is a hardcover portfolio of exquisite black and white photographs from the award winning 2013 tour by the band’s official photographer David Bergman. The book was printed in very limited numbers and became an instant Bon Jovi collectors item immediately upon it’s release. This look inside life on the road with the world’s biggest concert tour has never been available for purchase and the last remaining copies are finally obtainable only with your pre-order of WORK.
Hardcover. 60 pages. 7.5 x 10 inches.
BON JOVI: INSIDE OUT - showcases split-screen concert footage of the band performing their timeless hits, pre-recorded live at three different venues: their 12-night stand at London’s The O2 (Inside), the grand opening of New Meadowlands Stadium (Outside) and their multi-night run at Madison Square Garden (Inside).
Update Tuesday, Jan 28: Packages are now sold out.Good Afternoon Runaways! Hot, breaking news! We’ve got an exciting addition to our already awesome, upcoming Runaway trip to Las Vegas. We are thrilled to announce that there will now be a photo op with Jon Bon Jovi as part of the trip! Individuals will be grouped by room.
Join us for this amazing experience and sure to be good time in Las Vegas. This is something you definitely don’t want to miss and want to be a part of.
Come join Runaway Tours on February 24th to 26th in Las Vegas for a private acoustic Storyteller Show with Jon Bon Jovi at Hard Rock Live on the Vegas strip. The trip package will also include a special presentation with David Bergman, Bon Jovi’s official tour photographer. This is an exclusive “Jovication” that you don’t want to miss.
The trip cost will include two nights of accommodations at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, a welcome party, an after show party at the Hard Rock, an autographed photo of Jon Bon Jovi, Hard Rock / Runaway Tours Shot Glass, a special event laminate and trip credential is also included. Extra nights will also be available.
Trip Package: single price is $1,849 USD and the double price is $1,699 USD.
You must be an active member of Backstage with JBJ.
Check BonJovi.com THIS MONDAY, January 13th for full details.
Update Tuesday, Jan 28: Packages are now sold out.
Runaway Tours Las Vegas sale starts Tuesday January 14th at 7am PT / 10am ET. Visit RunawayToursBonJovi.com for more package details and order information.
Good Afternoon Runaways! Hot, breaking news! We’ve got an exciting addition to our already awesome, upcoming Runaway trip to Las Vegas. We are thrilled to announce that there will now be a photo op with Jon Bon Jovi as part of the trip! Individuals will be grouped by room.
Join us for this amazing experience and sure to be good time in Las Vegas. This is something you definitely don’t want to miss and want to be a part of.
Trip Package Includes:
• Two Night Hotel Accommodations At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas • Private Acoustic Storyteller Show With Jon Bon Jovi At Hard Rock Live On The Strip • Photo Op With Jon Bon Jovi (Grouped By Room) • After Show Party Cocktails At The Hard Rock Live On The Strip • “On Tour With Bon Jovi” Presentation By Tour Photographer David Bergman • Bon Jovi Ballroom Bash Welcome Party • And much, much more! Click here for details.
Please Note: One person must be a member of Backstage With Jon Bon Jovi to attend. Once you log in with your fan club account, you can download the PDF form from RunawayToursBonJovi.com to purchase a package after the on sale date and time.
Not a Backstage JBJ Member? Click here to join today and gain access to exclusive ticket pre-sales, exclusive merchandise, access to Backstage JBJ, and much more!
The Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours chart shows Bon Jovi in first place, Beyoncé holding down the No. 2 position and Pink landing in third.
Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. October 9, 2013 (Paul A. Hebert / Invision / AP)
2013 was a record year for the global concert industry. Combined, The Top 20 Worldwide Tours took in $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales, a huge $470.6 million or 24 percent increase over the $1.96 billion generated in 2012.
More artists saw fat pay days in 2012. During the year there were 13 tours that grossed over $100 million, compared with only six tours hitting that monetary benchmark last year.
Not only did Bon Jovi hit No. 1 across the globe, but the band’s $259.5 total gross was also the highest in its career. And they did it without Richie Sambora.
There were also a couple of newcomers to the Top 20 Worldwide Tours. One Direction grabbed 10th place by grossing a total of $114 million, and Bruno Mars clocked in at 17th with his $72.4 million total.
Want more info? Sure you do. Just click here for Pollstar’s Top 20 Worldwide Tours, including average ticket prices, total tickets sold and other data elements guaranteed to spark conversations, initiate debates and transform you into the Einstein of Concerts among your family and friends.
And stay tuned. Pollstar will release all of its 2013 Year End research Jan. 9.